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Bowman's Beach

1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-6397
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Nice place to take a leisurely walk and collect shells

Shortly after arriving at the Fort Myers airport, my wife and I stopped here on our way to Naples... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ViajeroJBW
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Go for sunset

Go there 30 minutes before sunset; walk on the beach--up and down each direction--very romantic and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Edgeworth66
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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  • Average11%
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1700 Bowman's Beach Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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239-472-6397
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shortly after arriving at the Fort Myers airport, my wife and I stopped here on our way to Naples. We had never been to this beach before and liked it quite a bit. It was very popular the day we were there – the parking...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Go there 30 minutes before sunset; walk on the beach--up and down each direction--very romantic and just relaxing. Watching sunset after walking along the beach is out of this world.

Thank Edgeworth66
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All the beaches on the island are really nice. Bowman’s charge for parking like most do. Very busy when we were there, but a very very large beach so different feel crowded. Water was very clean and calm....Shelling was pretty good.

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great visit to bowman's beach today. Beautiful sandy beach with excellent facilities. Stunning views and lots of space. We came on a Monday and it was not too crowded. We were able to park close to the entrance. Nice walk across a bridge...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fairly cloudy day in Florida which actually made a visit to this lovely beach more bearable. Quite busy but not overcrowded, easy parking- although $5 per hour is quite pricey. The beach is famous for its shells - loads of little ones to pick...More

Thank JAckie B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great time at the beach ! No too crowded and great space to relax and take in the views and swim. Paid parking

Thank cgregory613
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a drive to the end of Captiva Island we were greeted with a completely full parking lot. On the way back to the mainland we decided to try Bowman’s beach. We were rewarded with ample parking and a fantastic beach with more seashells than...More

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much fun here at this dog beach! Always a great time! I really can't imagine a better place to spend an afternoon with my pup..

Thank scorpio111772
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sand, Sun, shells. What more could one ask for. A great afternoon of sunshine and relaxation. Parking is ok but be prepared for a bit of a walk.

Thank PJBSCH
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach but our timing was bad as low tode was 4:17 am and 4:15 pm and with only a 1/2 day on the island we didn’t see any shells. The beach itself is beautiful. There are toilets and showers and the parking is $6....More

Thank McLainPink
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junitoem
4 April 2018|
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Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anywhere to rent those things. that does not mean they are not there, but I don't think so. Everyone I saw was dragging their own "stuff"
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kimberleyapage
20 February 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge go by Baileys Grocery or Joeys Custard before going to Bowman’s Beach to be sure you have prepared food
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